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Explore career paths in banking and financial services

Banking and finance firms look for candidates with a whole range of skills and backgrounds as this brings diverse ideas and thought processes to an organisation.

Introduction to careers in banking and financial services

The banking sector is a multibillion dollar industry in Australia, employing over 400,000 workers around the country.

Australia is a sophisticated economy that’s part of the fastest-growing region in the world, which means the banking and financial services industry holds enormous opportunity for graduates. 

Banking and financial services industry overview
Banking and financial services industry overview
Australia is a sophisticated economy that’s part of the fastest-growing region in the world, which means the industry ho…
What to do if you haven't studied finance
What to do if you haven't studied finance
Interested in banking but didn't study finance? No worries – this article by GradAustralia shows you how different degre…
What’s the difference between commercial and investment banks?
What’s the difference between commercial and investment banks?
The banking sector is a multibillion dollar industry in Australia, employing over 400,000 workers around the country.
Banking and financial services industry overview
Banking and financial services industry overview
Australia is a sophisticated economy that’s part of the fastest-growing region in the world, which means the industry ho…
What to do if you haven't studied finance
What to do if you haven't studied finance
Interested in banking but didn't study finance? No worries – this article by GradAustralia shows you how different degre…
What’s the difference between commercial and investment banks?
What’s the difference between commercial and investment banks?
The banking sector is a multibillion dollar industry in Australia, employing over 400,000 workers around the country.

Career stories

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Banking and financial services career stories


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Timothy Good

Timothy Good studied a BSc/BCom majoring in Mathematics and Finance at the University of Queensland in 2018 and is now a Graduate Junior Trader at Exponential Trading
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Timothy Good

Timothy Good studied a BSc/BCom majoring in Mathematics and Finance at the University of Queensland in 2018 and is now a Graduate Junior Trader at Exponential Trading
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Maggie Real–Rodriguez

Maggie Real-Rodriguez studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) at Curtin University in Western Australia in 2018 and is now a Risk Advisory Graduate at Deloitte.
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Maggie Real–Rodriguez

Maggie Real-Rodriguez studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) at Curtin University in Western Australia in 2018 and is now a Risk Advisory Graduate at Deloitte.
  • Day in the life

Tam Tran

Tam Tran studied ​a Bachelor of Economics and Finance ​at RMIT University and is now a Business Banking Assistant Manager at ANZ.
  • Day in the life

Tam Tran

Tam Tran studied ​a Bachelor of Economics and Finance ​at RMIT University and is now a Business Banking Assistant Manager at ANZ.
  • Day in the life

Timothy Good

Timothy Good studied a BSc/BCom majoring in Mathematics and Finance at the University of Queensland in 2018 and is now a Graduate Junior Trader at Exponential Trading
  • Day in the life

Timothy Good

Timothy Good studied a BSc/BCom majoring in Mathematics and Finance at the University of Queensland in 2018 and is now a Graduate Junior Trader at Exponential Trading
  • Day in the life

Maggie Real–Rodriguez

Maggie Real-Rodriguez studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) at Curtin University in Western Australia in 2018 and is now a Risk Advisory Graduate at Deloitte.
  • Day in the life

Maggie Real–Rodriguez

Maggie Real-Rodriguez studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) at Curtin University in Western Australia in 2018 and is now a Risk Advisory Graduate at Deloitte.
  • Day in the life

Tam Tran

Tam Tran studied ​a Bachelor of Economics and Finance ​at RMIT University and is now a Business Banking Assistant Manager at ANZ.
  • Day in the life

Tam Tran

Tam Tran studied ​a Bachelor of Economics and Finance ​at RMIT University and is now a Business Banking Assistant Manager at ANZ.

Free short course trials

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This course readies you for a career as an actuary in finance, investments, banking or insurance.
Explore the fundamentals of contemporary international macroeconomy including trade, exchange rate systems, international financial policy and open macroeconomy.

Career pathways

This is where the rubber hits the road! Check out if you're inspired by these career pathways in banking and financial services?

Some of them are even recruiting students straight out of secondary school. If you like what you see, why not get in touch to learn more!? These employers would love to hear from you!

Related degrees

So you've decided you might like to pursue banking and financial services further? Check out these related courses!

While further study is no longer always a prerequisite for a career in banking and financial services, some courses can help launch your career to new levels!


Bachelor

Studies in Banking and Finance examine the systemised movement and management of money, involving granting credit, making investments, acquiring capital and providing financing facilities.

Bachelor

Under new national regulations, people looking to start their career as a financial planner will need to study a FASEA-approved degree from 2019.

Diploma

Develop relevant industry-standard skills for a range of careers in the financial services sector.